A GRASSROOTS football club in Barnoldswick has had their season come to an abrupt halt this weekend.

Skipton Body Repair Centre Craven & District League side Rolls FC were forced to postpone their trip to FC Sporting Keighley and will not play another league game until further notice.

This comes after Barnoldswick, which is part of the Pendle district, was placed into Tier 3 of the UK's local lockdown system on Saturday.

The Premier Division side are now on the search for inner-Lancashire friendlies.

The North West County FA's published this joint-statement regarding Steps Seven and below in the non-league pyramid.

It read: "The following guidance applies to all County FA's in Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire, Westmorland and Cumberland.

"With immediate effect based on the guidance currently provided, adult clubs and individuals cannot move in or out of a ‘Very High’, Tier 3 region or local authority to participate.

"There maybe local restrictions per local authority/borough which supersedes any provisions in the FA Guidance; for example, spectators attending matches.

"We cannot stress enough the critical importance of all involved in the game doing their level best to allow the grassroots game to continue.

"We know these additional government restrictions will cause further disruption to individuals in clubs and leagues.

"However, we remain able to play football to a significant extent, albeit effectively under licence.

"We are reliant on each and every one of us complying fully with the current restrictions and we thank you all in advance of that compliance."